Cleveland's surprise signing of Michael Bourn for $48 million over four years -- plus a vesting option that could take it to $60 million over five -- was the punctuation mark on a wild winter engineered by young GM Chris Antonetti that also brought native son Nick Swisher back to Ohio for $56 million over four years. So that's more than $100 million for two outfielders when they already had a decent outfield.
The Indians got in the game. Good for them.
As for the Mets, well, they might want to push back their target date for contention back a year, or two. And as for the Mets' outfield, to quote their own GM Sandy Alderson from three months ago: “What outfield?''